Azed Competition No. 764  Azed Slip  |  ◀  762  |  766  ▶  |  Other competitions  |  ordStats
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
764 Xmas 1986CHILDERMAS normal27


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstJ. D. MooreRattle to make Mahler disc: might songs lamenting dead children be heard on it?anag.; ref. Simon R., Kindertotenlieder
SecondD. V. HarryO, this must make Melchior sad!comp. anag. & lit.; must4 = frenzied; Magi indirectly caused Massacre of Innocents
ThirdE. J. BurgeHaving drunk mild, he’s with car – reminder of killer at Christmas-time neededanag.; ref. drink drive campaigns
VHCM. J. BalfourIt marks Herod’s claim to perdition, nothing lessanag. less 0, & lit.
VHCM. BarleyA doleful time after Christmas extravagantly rich meals’d give youanag.
VHCE. A. BeaulahAnniversary of the killing of a despot comes from Latin: March Idesanag. incl. L
VHCR. E. BootHowsoever misled arch tyrant’s deed is remembered this dayanag.
VHCC. J. BroughamWith year shortly over, Herod’s capital crime sadly recollectedanag. incl. H less y, & lit.
VHCG. P. ConwayWhat represents Herod’s capital crime with lads all murdered?anag. incl. H, & lit.
VHCA. G. CorriganComing soon after Yuletide junket, another feast is almost disheartening: queasy dreams must surely followchil(l) + anag.
VHCR. A. EnglandMid Rachel’s weeping originates this holy dayanag. & lit.; ref. Matt. 2, 18
VHCH. FreemanDay of mourning foreshadowed ’mid Rachel’s tearsanag.; ref. Matt. 2, 18
VHCN. GambierDay of slaughter: none missed, claims Herod mistakenlyanag. less 0, & lit.
VHCR. R. GreenfieldFrom Herod’s fatal crimes comes this feast or spreadcomp. anag. & lit.
VHCA. K. GregoryFestival observed, as before, in recollection of heartless massacrehild in anag. of mas(sa)cre, & lit.
VHCV. G. HendersonRachel’s dead I’m hailinganag. & lit.; ref. Matt. 2, 18
VHCC. LovingRachel suffering from misdread – Bible’s connection is recalled for thisanag. less read2, & lit.; ref. Matt. 2, 18
VHCDr R. MacgillivrayYou get lots of cold skin when it’s close to New Year’s Evechil(l) derm as
VHCD. F. ManleyChurch recollection of males ridCh. + anag., & lit.
VHCC. G. MillinEnd of Christmas miracle totally heartless Herod orderedanag. incl. s, H(ero)d, & lit.
VHCC. J. Morse‘This day is loveless Herod’s claim confoundedanag. less 0, & lit.
VHCF. R. PalmerDay bound up with heartless one giving shivers to mothersd in chi(l)ler + mas, & lit.
VHCD. Price JonesHomicide (involving extermination of every second mite) in Israel is recollected in ——comp. anag. incl. homicide less alternate letters, & lit.
VHCD. M. StanfordCharles married Di on festive day when many tots were put awayanag. incl. m; on = tipsy
VHCA. W. TaylorHerod’s claim to damnation love absentanag. less 0, & lit.
VHCM. R. WeatherfieldNo stable cradles him we mourn this day, mid Rachel’s tearsdouble anag., & lit.
VHCP. YoungThird day of cold turkey? Take in cooked sliced hamr in anag.

HCs in competition 764 awarded to:

K. AaronovichA. S. EverestMrs N. JarmanS. J. O’Boyle
W. G. ArnottC. J. FeetenbyL. W. JenkinsonMrs E. M. Phair
D. W. ArthurM. B. FisherM. S. Taylor & N. C. JohnsR. Phillips
I. W. BaymanDr I. S. FletcherA. H. JonesH. L. Rhodes
Mrs K. BissettR. P. C. FormanM. JonesD. Riley
Mrs A. BoyesA. FreemanMr & Mrs J. L. KayD. R. Robinson
H. J. BradburyF. D. GardinerR. E. KimmonsB. Roe
Rev Canon C. M. BrounD. GilesF. P. N. LakeT. E. Sanders
C. J. & M. P. ButlerN. C. GoddardA. LawrieA. D. Scott
Mrs M. J. CansfieldS. GoldieR. K. LumsdonA. J. Shields
M. CoatesMrs K. GoodwinM. A. Macdonald-CooperH. R. Simpson
Mrs D. M. ColleyB. GreerL. K. MaltbyW. K. M. Slimmings
Mrs M. P. CraineP. W. GrimseyL. K. MaltbyC. Storey
Mrs C. CrawfordJ. F. GrimshawH. W. MassinghamF. B. Stubbs
D. B. CrossG. S. HalseI. D. McDonaldJ. B. Sweeting
D. A. CrosslandJ. HarwoodJ. F. McKeeG. A. Tomlinson
C. DallP. A. HayJ. J. MooreD. H. Tompsett
W. DaviesP. F. HendersonT. J. MooreyMrs J. E. Townsend
N. C. DexterA. W. HillT. W. MortimerA. J. Wardrop
Sr DilectaMiss S. R. HillH. B. MortonJ. F. N. Wedge
J. R. du ParcqS. HolgateR. A. MostynD. Williamson
D. M. DuckworthR. J. HooperD. S. NagleW. Woodruff
M. EagleW. IslipR. F. Naish 
C. M. EdmundsW. JacksonF. E. Newlove 
T. J. M. EdmundsJ. I. & B. C. JamesP. Newton